3 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 2

La Presse has a story, which Renter has telegraphed, of

an alliance formed between St. Petersburg and Berlin. Prussia is to have the old Duchy, and Russia Galicia, and leave to do as she likes in European Turkey: Considering that Prussia is worried with the Poles of Posen, that the Principalities are governed by a Hohenzollern, that Germany and Russia must ultimately come to loggerheads in the Baltic, and that Count Bismarck is away from the King, we believe the whole -of that story an invention, based upon some agreement between Russia and Prussia to keep Poland quiet. Such stories are extremely convenient just now, when the Emperor Napoleon wishes to convince his subjects that it is indispensable for him to increase the conscription.